WRAP awards £4m for food redistribution

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has today (11 June) announced details of its first round of funding for “vital” food distribution schemes in England amounting to more than £4 million.
WRAP has awarded £1.1 million funding to 89 not-for-project organisations through the Covid-19 Emergency Surplus Food Grant and £3.2 million to small- and large-scale redistribution projects through Resource Action Fund Food Waste Prevention Grants to ensure food reaches those who need it during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Funding has been provided by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to be administered by WRAP as part of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic.